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HEAT

DRAMA

HEAT
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Japanese Title
HEAT
No. of Ep
9
Duration
54
Production Year
2015
Genre
Drama/Human
Type
Series
Cast
AKIRA
Chiaki KURIYAMA
Ryuta SATO
Goro INAGAKI
Copyright
©2015 Kansai Telecasting Corporation
           Kyodo Television Ltd.

Synopsis

A story of how an elite businessman matured as a person when he joined a volunteer fire department.
Tatsuya Ikegami is an elite businessman with bottled-up passion. Confident and competitive, he’ll do whatever needs to be done to achieve his goal.
As an urban developer for a real estate firm, Tatsuya has his eye on a city as a proposed site for a project worth several hundred billion yen. In order to acquire the land, Tatsuya first sets about gathering information on rights holders by hiding his identity and joining branch 11 of the city's volunteer fire department.
There he meets Sakura Azumi and the other fire brigade volunteers, as well as firefighter Atsushi Goda. Tatsuya has climbed the ladder of success at an achievement-oriented real estate firm, so as opposed to full-time firefighters, he can’t understand the volunteers’ activities, such as low-key duties at the site of a fire and training in between doing their “real jobs”.
On top of that, the group is derided by locals as the “feckless fire department” for some reason and they’re losing members at a worrying rate. At first, Tatsuya looks down on Sakura and the other volunteers, but his self-serving faith in “profits first” is shaken little by little when he spends time with them working hard on behalf of the community and faces disaster together with his perceived rival, Goda. Meanwhile, on the urban development project front, Tatsuya’s battle with colleagues promoting other potential locations heats up.